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Battle under the trees in Mirkwood

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 15, 3019

Description:

An event in the War of the Ring; see that entry for an overview:
But everywhere [Frodo] looked he saw the signs of war.... Under the boughs of Mirkwood there was deadly strife of Elves and Men and fell beasts.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 10, The Breaking of the Fellowship

'Now why did not we wish for some of our own kinsfolk, Legolas?'

Legolas stood before the gate and turned his bright eyes away north and east, and his fair face was troubled. 'I do not think that any would come,' he answered. 'They have no need to ride to war; war already marches on their own lands.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 2, The Passing of the Grey Company

Battle under the trees in Mirkwood; Thranduil repels the forces of Dol Guldur.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

The realm of Thranduil was invaded, and there was long battle under the trees and great ruin of fire; but in the end Thranduil had the victory.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

Contributors:
Lyllyn 13Jul03
Elena Tiriel 14Mar07

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